I have a Pioneer 434, Sky Digibox and Panasonic E85, having sold my Tivo earlier this year.Unfortunately I find the Panasonic a real pain to record to ( have to set the timer and Sky channel etc). I'm really tempted by the Philips machine (seems you can get it for £495 MR from many sites) as it would change the Skybox like the Tivo.I'm only put off by all the people who seem to think Philips machines aren't very good and I'm wondering if any one can help here with feedback.Will the Philips do a similar job to Tivo but without Series recording etc ? ( We have a communal Sat dish and I can't get Sky+). Also would DVDR+ and DVDRW+ play on the Panasonic E85 if I move this machine to another room ? Advice gratefully received !